Low Level Programming for Cambridge A Level Computer Science – LMC vs 9608 Assembly

The best way to learn about low-level programming is to do it! (At least an emulated version of it using a tool such as the fantastic Little Man Computer simulator available here.) The LMC instruction set is simpler to the one used in the Cambridge A Level Computer Science 9608 syllabus, but it is similar […]

Little Man Computer – Division

We recently looked at how to do multiplication using the Little Man Computer instructions. It will help with what we are about to do if you have read and understood that article. A key concept from that article was the need to be very clear about the different roles played by the multiplier and the […]

Little Man Computer – Multiplication

Doing multiplication using the Little Man Computer instructions can be quite a challenge for newcomers. Once you can do it, you will be well on your way to the level of mastery required for exams such as GCSE and A Level Computer Science. One big area of difficulty in writing the instructions is understanding exactly […]

TI-84 CE Graphing Calculator & Little Man Computer

There is a great deal of potential for using the TI-84 CE Graphing Calculator for learning and teaching Computer Science. For example, many syllabuses require students to learn about assembly language. This is often taught using the now famous Little Man Computer – CPU Simulator made by Peter Higginson. This is a great tool to help […]